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Well-Being Committee

Our Mission: To collaboratively create and support programs and events in support of UMass Chan learners, and foster a sense of community and well-being

Program-specific wellness initiatives:
SOM - CARE Committee

Well-Being Activities:
"Skate the Oval" at Worcester City Hall
Virtual Wellness Town Halls
Healing Garden
Student passes to New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, Music Worcester, and WooSox games
World Kindness Day Fair
Wellness Calendar on Presence
Learner Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF)

Committee Chair
Dr. Michael Hirsh
: Assistant Vice Provost for Wellness and Health Promotion

Dr. Alan Acosta: Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life and Director of Positive Learning Environments
Dr. Joan Vitello: Dean, Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing
P. Max Quinn
: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing
Dr. David Hatem
: Chair, CARE Committee; Co-Director, T.H. Chan School of Medicine Learning Communities
Dr. Steven Bird: Clinician Experience Officer, UMass Memorial Health; Vice Chair of Education, Emergency Medicine
Valerie Wedge: Director, Office of Well-Being
Erin Almstrom: Employee Assistance Program Manager
Martha Wright: Executive Director, Worcester District Medical Society
Carla Delacruz Diaz: Program Coordinator, Diversity & Student Success, Office of Student Life
Michele DeSeve: Project Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs
Samantha James: Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Life
Katherine Stickney: Project Coordinator, Office of Student Life

Well-Being Representatives
GSBS: Ekaterina (Kate) Korobkina
SOM: Amy Cheung

Student Government Alliance (SGA) Wellness Pillar Representatives
GSN: Candace (Candy) Wallace
GSBS: Jacob Landeck
SOM: Jacqueline Do

Updated February 2023